Auditions : Mosquitoes

by Lucy Kirkwood. Directed by Anna Jones.

Performance dates and times :
Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th and Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th October at 7.30
Matinees on Saturdays 8th and 15th October at 3.00

Audition dates :
Auditions will be on Saturday 2nd, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July at the Tower Theatre.
Auditions are open to Tower Theatre Company Members only.

If you would like to join the Company, please click here for more information.

All auditions will be held at the Tower Theatre, 16 Northwold Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 7HR. Any recalls will take place shortly after auditions and by invitation of the Director.
Please inform the Director, Anna Jones, if you intend to audition and you’ll receive further details of timings and format. If you would like to audition but can’t make any of these slots, please email the Director to arrange an alternative date.
Ideally, you will have read the play ahead of auditions. The play can be ordered from Nick Hern Books or Amazon. The Tower Theatre also holds a reading copy of the script.

About the Play
“I’m Forrest Gump and you’re the Wizard of fucking Oz”

Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As the Large Hadron Collider starts up in 2008, she is embarking on the most exciting work of her life, searching for the Higgs Boson particle.

Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton. She spends a lot of time Googling.

When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens them all with chaos.

Characters

Alice [female, playing age late 30s/40s]

Jenny [female, playing age late 30s/40s]

The Boson
An enigmatic and omnipresent figure, visible only to the audience, who delivers monologues on the Big Bang, the disintegration of the universe, and everything in between. This role is open to all genders and playing ages.

Luke [male, playing age late teens/early 20s]
Alice’s seventeen-year-old son. An angst-fuelled young genius who seems intent on using his powers for destruction.

Natalie [female, playing age late teens/early 20s]
Always the “new girl” at school, Natalie has moved all over the world due to her dad’s job as an investment manager at UBS. Her nonchalant attitude masks her desperation to fit in.

Karen [female, playing age 70+]
Alice and Jenny’s mother. A formidable and unaffectionate woman with thirteen honorary degrees. She has started forgetting things but refuses to go to the doctor as she is not prepared to lose her agency.

Henri [male, playing age late 30s to 50s]
Alice’s boyfriend, a Swiss research entomologist and a recovering alcoholic who has been through dark times of his own. Luke keeps dropping his toothbrush in the toilet. Basic French pronunciation ability would be helpful for this role.

There are also several smaller parts available.

We are also looking to fill a number of creative/technical roles – please contact the Director if interested.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will take place on weekday evenings and weekends starting early/mid-July. Please come to auditions prepared to notify the director of any dates you’ll be unavailable over the rehearsal period, and especially any planned holidays.

All cast will be needed for the get-in, technical and dress rehearsals on Sunday 2nd October (all day), Monday 3rd October and Tuesday 4th October (evenings).